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Best of the Decade List: Top Documentaries

9 January 2010

OFG’s friend Kurt Phaneuf has posted his picks for top films of the past decade. Here’s an excerpt of his list of the top documentaries; here are the top 50:

50 Why We Fight – 2005
49 Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) – 2007 *
48 Order of Myths, The – 2008
47 Strange Culture – 2007
46 Paragraph 175 – 2000
45 Super Size Me – 2004
44 Tyson – 2008
43 Tarnation – 2003
42 Bukowski: Born Into This – 2003
41 Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price – 2005 *
40 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room – 2005 *
39 I.O.U.S.A. – 2008
38 Stevie – 2002
37 Bowling for Columbine – 2002
36 Religulous – 2008
35 Lake of Fire – 2006
34 Jesus Camp – 2006
33 LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton – 2001
32 Sicko – 2007
31 Trouble the Water – 2008
30 When the Levees Broke – 2006
29 Fog of War, The – 2003
28 51 Birch Street – 2006
27 Standard Operating Procedure – 2008
26 Control Room – 2004
25 Touching the Void – 2003
24 Corporation, The – 2004
23 Murder on a Sunday Morning – 2001
22 Inconvenient Truth, An – 2006 *
21 Taxi to the Dark Side – 2008
20 Citadel – 2006
19 Dark Days – 2000
18 49 Up – 2006
17 No End In Sight – 2007
16 Fahrenheit 9/11 – 2004
15 Deliver Us From Evil – 2006
14 Spellbound – 2002
13 Born Into Brothels – 2004
12 King of Kong, The: A Fistful of Quarters – 2008
11 Iraq in Fragments – 2006

"Of Time and the City" (dir. Terence Davies)

10 Of Time and the City – 2008
9 Into Great Silence – 2007
8 Anvil: The Story of Anvil – 2009 *
7 Capturing the Friedmans – 2004
6 Gleaners and I, The – 2001
5 Bridge, The – 2007
4 Waltz with Bashir – 2008
3 Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind – 2007
2 Grizzly Man – 2005
1 Man On Wire – 2008 *

*screened by OFG

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